55places.com breaks down Jersey Shore by county highlighting some of the best active adult communities.

The Jersey Shore is a popular coastal region bordering the Atlantic Ocean that attracts not only tourists, but retirees as well. It’s approximately 141 miles of oceanfront that stretches from Perth Amboy in the north all the way to Cape May Point in the south and includes areas such as Middlesex, Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May, and Monmouth counties.

The Jersey Shore, which is a famous vacation spot that offers boardwalks, beaches, attractions, and amusement and water parks, also has a wide selection of active adult communities. Retirees can choose from small and midsized communities to larger, amenity-rich 55+ communities situated near the lively Jersey Shore. Active adults looking for retirement along the Jersey Shore should check out some of the 55-plus communities in this exciting area.  

Ocean County 55+ Communities

Southern New Jersey’s Ocean County is famous for its sandy beaches and boardwalks such as Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights, and Long Beach Island. Ocean County is also home to numerous active adult communities that are located near the famous Jersey Shore. Active adults who want to live near the shore yet have a tranquil environment will have plenty of 55+ communities to choose from throughout Ocean County.

Four Seasons at Sea Oaks

This established 55+ community sits on the edge of Little Egg Harbor and provides retirees with resort-like living within a peaceful and rural setting. With just 387 single-family homes, residents can bond with their neighbors over similar interests.

Although this community is on a smaller scale, the amenities are not. The 20,000 square-foot clubhouse is full of social and recreational spaces like an indoor pool, billiards room, state-of-the-art fitness center, and arts and crafts studio. Homeowners also enjoy the community’s prime location that’s close to fun attractions and entertainment along the Jersey Shore.

Four Seasons at Lakewood

This great 55+ community is located in Lakewood, NJ. This 1,319-home community offers residents a spacious clubhouse with world-class amenities, a vibrant social atmosphere, and a variety of homes at reasonable price points. It’s also just 20 minutes away from beaches and attractions in Point Pleasant.

The Village at Linwood

This is one of the age-restricted communities within Atlantic County that offers retirees a quiet, close-knit setting with just 90 condos. It also features affordable condos and charming amenities as well as easy access to plenty of beaches along the Atlantic Coast.

Four Seasons at Smithville

In Galloway, NJ is another established 55+ community in Atlantic County. This 1,215-home community features a 23,000 square-foot clubhouse, homes built by K. Hovnanian, and a vibrant social atmosphere. Retirees living here can explore all that Atlantic City has to offer such as the Atlantic City Aquarium, Atlantic City Boardwalk, casinos, museums, restaurants, shopping centers, and beaches.  

Monmouth County 55+ Communities

Over in Central New Jersey, Monmouth County is known as the gateway to the Jersey Shore because it includes over 50 miles of ocean and bay beaches. Some of the area’s popular beaches include Asbury Park, Avon-by-the-Sea, Manasquan, Monmouth Beach, Sandy Hook, and Sea Girt. There are also more than a dozen active adult communities in Monmouth County that provide retirees with a coastal retirement destination.

The Essex and Sussex

This beautiful 55+ community in Spring Lake, NJ offers residents a luxurious condo living within a refurbished hotel that’s straddled along the Atlantic Ocean. Homeowners enjoy ocean views, incredible amenities, and some of the best low-maintenance living in Monmouth County.

Four Seasons at Wall

This luxurious age-restricted community benefits from a prime location that features world-class amenities and a rich lineup of activities and events. Residents are also within proximity to popular attractions in the surrounding area such as Point Pleasant Beach, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Manasquan Beach, Manasquan River Golf, Gull Island, and Fisherman’s Cove.  

Middlesex County 55+ Communities

Active adult communities throughout Middlesex County also offer retirees a great coastal retirement location.


Located in South Amboy, NJ is Shoregate, an attractive 114-condo community that features charming amenities and a welcoming environment for like-minded adults who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle. Nearby attractions include the Cheesequake State Park, Old Bridge Waterfront Park, Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, Pirate’s Cove, and Cliffwood Beach Waterfront Park.

Cheesequake Village

A 55-plus community in Old Bridge, New Jersey, this established 713-home community offers the low-maintenance lifestyle many retirees seek.

Cheesequake Village provides homeowners with a well-equipped clubhouse, a long list of social groups and activities, and a prime location close to exciting attractions along the famous Jersey Shore beaches and Asbury Park boardwalk.  

With so many active adult communities sprawled along the famed Jersey Shore, it’s easy to see why so many retirees flock to this lively location for their retirement destination.